bierkoning (10728) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, bought at the brewery. Yes, this very much local brewery bottles his beer. 4,5% on the label. Amber color. Caramelly, buttery aroma. A clear barnyard smell. Medium bodied. Sweetish, malty, caramelly flavor. A somewhat dirty palate. Far from perfect beer, but you probabaly have to taste it from tap, like Pivnizub did. But being the designated driver, that sadly wasn’t possible.
pivnizub (9150) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the tap (in the brewery-garden "Keller"): Straw coloured, white, thin but long lasting head; hoppy (herbal) nose, creamy texture, low carbonation; full-bodied flavour with a smooth dry and bitter finish. Very franconian.....O.K:
Maria (10188) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
From tap at the brewpub. Dark golden with a huge, dens head. The aroma has notes of caramel and malt. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of caramel, malt and a light grapefruit-like bitterness. IMO it’s a bit out of balance and the flavour is quickly gone, but the bitterness lasts a bit longer.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. This has some full on diaceetyl. sweet and buttery. with grainy, bready malt notes also noticed. Not very good.
SilkTork (5319) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2006
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Pigs Ear. Diacetyl. Other than the butter pop-corn this is a dull, pale beer of little character. Not offensive - just boring.
rauchbier (3639) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught, at the brewpub, October 2006. Bronze, moderate thin off white head and good condition. Pleasant but muted caramel toffee maltiness in the nose, quite hop bitter in the mouth with a balancing full bodied toffee maltiness, and a lingering sweet toffee finish with a slight burnt toasty bitterness.
harrisoni (14345) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at Pig’s Ear BF. Copper colour with a bit of haze. Thin off white head. Aroma has a bit of diacetyl. Some nuttiness. Bit of toffee. Not a big fan of this.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled - Pigs Ear BF. Hmm interesting how pivnizub says it’s straw colour yet bierkoning’s and our bottle was amber! THis is slightly hazy and it had a beige bubbly head. The aroma is fruity with some toffee and diacetyl. The taste is excellent. Fruity with good hops and some dry malty flavours. Very well balanced and very tasty.
MoritzF (8639) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, bought at the brewery, filled, capped and labelled in front of me & draught at the Bierkeller) Clear, copper colour with a short off-white foamy head. Sweet, slightly toasty and nutty nose with subtle honeyish fruity notes, toffee, a touch of liquorice spice and well-balanced herbal hops. Aromatic toasty malt-accented taste with toffee, honey and a present herbal blend. Sweet-bitter, toasty and herbal hoppy, almost lingering finish. Well-balanced Franconian Lager. One should try to get it fresh, at best from the tap at the brewery or the Bierkeller.